chemistry

Chemistry majors get the foundational education they need to advance to a variety of professional fields such as medicine, oceanography or environmental science. Others choose to explore forensic science, education or graduate studies after they complete their undergraduate chemistry degree at WOU. While here, you will study organic chemistry, mathematics, quantitative analysis and more, preparing you for whatever direction your career takes you.

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credits required for a Chemistry major

students enrolled in the Chemistry program

students per class on average in the Chemistry program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of major concepts, theoretical principles and experimental findings in chemistry
  • Use and apply of laboratory methods and scientific instrumentation to investigate a scientific hypothesis, conduct experiments, analyze data and interpret results
  • Gather, comprehend, apply and communicate credible information on scientific and technical topics and recognize the proper use of scientific data, principles and theories to assess the quality of stated conclusions

Career opportunities

  • Health practitioner
  • Toxicologist
  • Science teacher
  • Environmental consultant
  • Forensic scientist

Chemistry minor

Choose from a variety of specialty minors in addition to the traditional chemistry minor option. Pre-professional majors, aspiring nursing students, Earth science majors, criminal justice majors and students interested in pharmacology should consider one of the chemistry minor programs.

credits required for a Chemistry minor

Faculty

ARLENE COURTNEY

Professor, Department Head, Chemistry
503-838-8207 | courtna@wou.edu | DFSC 214

RAYMOND DANDENEAU

NTT Assistant Professor, Chemistry
503-838-9483 | dandener@wou.edu | DFSC 112

PATRICIA FLATT

Professor, Chemistry
503-838-8644 | flattp@wou.edu | DFSC 209

STACY HENLE

NTT Instructor, Chemistry
503-838-8020 | henles@wou.edu | DFSC 110

FEIER HOU

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry
503-838-8489 | houf@wou.edu | DFSC 213

MARZIO LEBAN

NTT Assistant Professor, Chemistry
503-838-9539 | lebanm@wou.edu | DFSC 111

PETE POSTON

Professor, Chemistry
503-838-8218 | postonp@wou.edu | DFSC 211

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8207 

Email: courtna@wou.edu